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The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed - C.G. Jung. #holisticunited #connection #soulmates #inspiration #consciousness
 
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You know that for most of us, food is so much more than just fuel. We eat for many reasons other than keeping ourselves alive. 
Some of those reasons are healthy and positive. Some of them are less so.
For instance:
Some of us look for the comfort, soothing, and physical pleasure that we aren’t... see more getting from our relationships.
Unlike certain people, food is undemanding. It’s always there for us and it lives to give.
Overeating is often a welcome release in a life that is full of commitments, obligations, responsibilities, and demands from others.
Some of us try to protect ourselves by eating (or not-eating). Some of us “stuff” ourselves with food to help us “stuff” our emotions.
Eating can distract us from conflict or take the place of self-assertion and direct confrontation. 
On the other hand, people overeat in not only stressful, but the happiest of situations.
 You can easily fall into a trap of finding reasons to celebrate just so you can overeat and say "It's a special occasion, I can have this" or "I'm celebrating, it's worth having it". 
But we needn’t call a psychiatrist every time we catch ourselves with our hands in a cookie jar. The source of our disordered eating isn’t always pathology. Sometimes it’s just a matter of habit.
The good news?
 We can address our past hurts and unmet needs. We can change our habits.
If you are unsure what's the difference between physical and emotional hunger read this. When you understand the difference between those two, you will be able to control it better.  
Then, try these 5 tips below and see if they help with your emotional eating.  
1. Understand that food does not solve problems. 
Having a tub of ice cream because you feel heart broken will not mend the heart.
Eating or drinking provides a temporary distraction and a dopamine (pleasure hormone) release but often leaves us feeling worse than before. 
Dopamine's main goal is to make us pursue happiness, not to make us happy.
We often mistake the experience of wanting for a guarantee of happiness. 
As humans, we find it nearly impossible to distinguish the promise of reward from whatever pleasure or pay off we are seeking.
The promise of reward is so powerful that we continue to pursue things that don't make us happy, and consume things that bring us more misery than satisfaction. 
Having extra piece of chocolate because you think that, that 9th piece is finally going to hit the spot, or fill the hole that the 8th piece quite couldn't. 
 2. Work on finding non-food-related ways to deal with stress, and emotions in general. 
Life is full of stress and struggles. It always will be. If you are hoping to wait for the time when life will be less stressful so you can get on with your diet, you will be waiting for a loooong time. There is always going to be hurdles and new challenges to tackle. That's the curse but also the beauty of life. 
Some of the most effective strategies to relief stress are: exercising, praying, reading, listening to music, meditating, yoga, walking outside, spending time with friends. 
Some of the least effective strategies are: shopping, gambling, smoking, drinking, eating, stuffing the Web, playing video games, watching tv for more than 2 hours.  
3. Distract yourself. 
When you start to feel an eating/drinking desire coming in: leave the kitchen, go for a walk, go upstairs, cuddle with your pet, call your friend, pick an item on your chores list and do it.
Put physical distance between yourself and the object of your desire. 
4. Set a timer. 
When that urge comes - set a 5 or 10 minute timer and wait. If the urge is still there, go for it. If it went away - right on. Even if you still cave in, you are more likely to eat/drink less than before, as your actions will be less automatic and more rational. 
5. Try meditating. 
Studies show that people who meditate have more self-control. Even 5-minute daily meditations seem to work very well to help people be more mindful when eating and drinking. 
 
Have more questions on emotional eating or building new habits that can help you overcome it - let me help you. 
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#Enlightenment, #joy and #peace can never be given to you by another. The well is inside you - Thich Nhat Hanh. #holisticunited #empowerment #spirituality #goodvibes #mindfulness
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WISE WOMAN WELLNESS: THE TRICK IS TO JUST KEEP BREATHING! "Use EVERY experience as an opportunity to understand, grow & expand"
By Monica Bickerstaff, MSJ, CChP Certified Clinical Holistic Health Practitioner & Fountain Of Youth Guru(TM)
In a world where everything has been so chaotic of late,... see more it's important to take a time out... EXHALE and give thanks for the resiliency of your spirit!

During times of stress, we can restore our spirits and rejuvenate our faith, and energies with the healing practice of aromatherapy, and by BREATHING!
Aromatherapy is both an art and a science. It is rooted in the healing practices of ancient civilizations. Essential oils were used more than 4,000 years ago in Egypt, India and the Middle East. Inspired by the traditional medicines of these cultures, the healing science of aromatherapy employs fragrant plant/flower extracts for treatments. Essential oils work their physical, emotional and psychological wonders by interacting with the olfactory nerves, or entering through the skin; thus, affecting the limbic system in the brain. In these ways, they reach the bloodstream directly. Once they are absorbed, the oils enter the lymphatic and blood capillary systems, benefiting circulation as well as the sinuses and lungs.
So, when you feel that you've lost hope, when you're overwhelmed with anxiety or extreme emotion and when you can't remember what's on your "to do" list, or even where you left it last, be sure to remember...BREATHE the spirit of giving. Aromatherapy can help you restore your inner peace. By combining this practice with faith, when life totally spins out of control, you can remember to stop, INHALE and EXHALE... literally smell the roses...your senses will thank you!
SHOP MY ALL NATURAL BEAUTY & WELLNESS ESSENTIALS HERE: www.squareup.com/store/…
***BIO***: Monica Bickerstaff is YOUR Fountain Of Youth Guru(TM)! As the host/creator of “Ask The Aromatherapist w/ Monica Bickerstaff; BlogTalk Radio’s #1 aromatherapy wellness program, Monica is a Certified Clinical Holistic Health Practitioner with expertise as a Certified Aromatherapist, Master Herbalist and a Traditional Chinese Medicine Energy Healer.
This Ivy League "Vassar Girl" reached her first mega-success as an Award-winning Journalist & documentary producer for network TV. She began her scientific study and received her certification of practice from New York’s Flynn School of Herbology. She then furthered her scholarship at The New York Open Center where she graduated with distinction and was awarded a clinical rotation with OB/GYN and Traditional Chinese Medicine Naturopath Dr. Jonathan Lu. Her love of everything essential oils began at the age of 4 under the "apron straps" of her 100-year old Nana; who still preaches "vim, vigor and vitality" as the elixir to a long and happy life. Monica has a passion and intuitive gift for blending healing essential oil remedies with love. "There are not enough beautiful words in the universe to describe Monica, so people do yourself a favor and experience one of her healing blends. You will be so glad you did" Carol G.
To learn more about Monica and her belief in mind-body-spirit synergy; and to explore her proprietary essential oil blends for your healthy lifestyle; SHOP ONLINE HERE: https://squareup.com/st…
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Dr. George Roth the developer of Matrix Repatterning, demonstrates the Matrix technique to practitioners. Matrix Repatterning is an effective, lasting, pain-free and drug-free treatment option for creating optimal health and well-being.

 
#MatrixRepatterning #wellness #painfree #optimalhealth #well-being... see more #DrGeorgeRoth #health 
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The key to #growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of #consciousness into our #awareness - Lao Tzu. #wellness #inspiration #personalgrowth #mindfulness #holisticunited
 
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HOLISTIC "WHOLE-SUMNESS": SACRED WAYS TO HONOR YOUR BODY-JOY! by Monica Bickerstaff, MSJ, CChP
 
Self-Care IS Healthcare! NOW is the time for you to set new intentions for your Health & Longevity. Don't wait until those tiny whispers in your ear about dis-ease in your body temple turn into SCREAMS....it... see more is too late then....INVEST IN my 100% ALL NATURAL BEAUTY & WELLNESS ESSENTIALS...TO-DAY!
1. Ground yourself You cannot be fully present in your life if you are only in your head. It is important to be connected to your body and your spirit to gain full access to your power. In the words of Shonda Rhimes "DANCE IT OUT!"

2. Honor Your Feelings If you get stuck in the “shoulds” there is a lack of connection and the energy level goes down. When fear is present, give your inner child a hug.
3. Look for the joy in the present Look for the simple things that make you smile. Appreciate what you do have: stop focusing so much on what you do not have. Speak only words of harmony.
4. Acknowledge yourself as valuable and then treat yourself with the care that you would give to a valuable person You will naturally notice a greater willingness to let go of unhealthy, destructive behaviors or growth inhibiting relationships of all kinds.
5. Take small consistent steps towards achieving your goals Break your goals down into doable action steps. Commit to 5 minutes of meditation, do 10 sit-ups/pushups. Save ... see more __item_content_more__.00 a week in a savings jar.
6. Get support Know that you do not have to do everything yourself. Connect to a supportive community. Find an exercise partner. Hire a coach. Get a venting partner.
7. Be aware of your negative gremlins…and find ways to deal with them Negative voices in our heads create stress and make it harder to move forward. It is important for you to be the internal traffic controller- Learn to be a master of your mind. Get help if you need it.
8. Let Spirit be the CEO of your life The past is over and NOW is the time when you co-create your future. The Divine may have bigger plans for you so always add “this or something better” when setting goals.
 
***BIO***: Monica Bickerstaff is YOUR Fountain Of Youth Guru(TM)! As the host/creator of “Ask The Aromatherapist w/ Monica Bickerstaff; BlogTalk Radio’s #1 aromatherapy wellness program, Monica is a Certified Clinical Holistic Health Practitioner with expertise as a Certified Aromatherapist, Master Herbalist and a Traditional Chinese Medicine Energy Healer. This Ivy League "Vassar Girl" reached her first mega-success as an Award-winning Journalist & documentary producer for network TV. She began her scientific study and received her certification of practice from New York’s Flynn School of Herbology. She then furthered her scholarship at The New York Open Center where she graduated with distinction and was awarded a clinical rotation with OB/GYN and Traditional Chinese Medicine Naturopath Dr. Jonathan Lu. Her love of everything essential oils began at the age of 4 under the "apron straps" of her 100-year old Nana; who still preaches "vim, vigor and vitality" as the elixir to a long and happy life. Monica has a passion and intuitive gift for blending healing essential oil remedies with love. "There are not enough beautiful words in the universe to describe Monica, so people do yourself a favor and experience one of her healing blends. You will be so glad you did" Carol G. To learn more about Monica and her belief in mind-body-spirit synergy; and to explore her proprietary essential oil blends for your healthy lifestyle; SHOP ONLINE HERE: https://squareup.com/st…
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IS BROKEN HEART SYNDROME REAL? By Monica Bickerstaff, MSJ, CChP
YES, IT IS! You can die from a broken heart! I’ve actually been sitting on this writing for a minute now; it’s been dancing around my spirit teasing me to release it. I guess in my own way, I’ve been waiting on the “right time.”... see more Not wanting to "push" anything on anyone if it doesn't apply..And now, with the series of deaths due to heart attacks; that we’ve seen play out in the news; over mere weeks and with personal losses and grief…NOW, is the time for this piece. <3
You CAN Die From a Broken Heart…the actual term is Broken Heart Syndrome; also called stress-induced cardiomyopathy or takotsubo cardiomyopathy. It can strike even if you’re healthy. And it strikes young & old, men & women, black, white, brown, yellow, blue and green…seriously, Broken Heart Syndrome suffers no prisoners. And the wiser we grow in years(age) the more difficult it is to “bounce back.”
Women are more likely than men to experience the sudden, intense chest pain — the reaction to a surge of stress hormones — that can be caused by an emotionally stressful event. It could be the death of a loved one or even a divorce, breakup or physical separation, betrayal or romantic rejection. It could even happen after a good shock (like winning the lottery.)
Broken Heart Syndrome may be misdiagnosed as a heart attack because the symptoms and test results are similar. In fact, tests show dramatic changes in rhythm and blood substances that are typical of a heart attack. But unlike a heart attack, there’s no evidence of blocked heart arteries in Broken Heart Syndrome.
In Broken Heart Syndrome, a part of your heart temporarily enlarges and doesn’t
pump well, while the rest of your heart functions normally or with even more forceful contractions. Researchers are just starting to learn the causes, and how to diagnose and treat it. The bad news: Broken Heart Syndrome can lead to severe, short-term heart muscle failure.
The good news: Broken Heart Syndrome is usually treatable. Most people who experience it make a full recovery within weeks, and they’re at low risk for it happening again (although in rare cases in can be fatal).
What To Look For: Signs and Symptoms The most common signs and symptoms of broken heart syndrome are angina (chest pain) and shortness of breath. You can experience these things even if you have no history of heart disease.
 
***BIO***: Monica Bickerstaff is YOUR Fountain Of Youth Guru(TM)! As the host/creator of “Ask The Aromatherapist w/ Monica Bickerstaff; BlogTalk Radio’s #1 aromatherapy wellness program, Monica is a Certified Clinical Holistic Health Practitioner with expertise as a Certified Aromatherapist, Master Herbalist and a Traditional Chinese Medicine Energy Healer.
This Ivy League "Vassar Girl" reached her first mega-success as an Award-winning Journalist & documentary producer for network TV. She began her scientific study and received her certification of practice from New York’s Flynn School of Herbology. She then furthered her scholarship at The New York Open Center where she graduated with distinction and was awarded a clinical rotation with OB/GYN and Traditional Chinese Medicine Naturopath Dr. Jonathan Lu. Her love of everything essential oils began at the age of 4 under the "apron straps" of her 100-year old Nana; who still preaches "vim, vigor and vitality" as the elixir to a long and happy life. Monica has a passion and intuitive gift for blending healing essential oil remedies with love. "There are not enough beautiful words in the universe to describe Monica, so people do yourself a favor and experience one of her healing blends. You will be so glad you did" Carol G.
To learn more about Monica and her belief in mind-body-spirit synergy; and to explore her proprietary essential oil blends for your healthy lifestyle; SHOP ONLINE HERE: https://squareup.com/st…
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Monica's Vegas Holistic Health Emporium is Your one-stop-shop for ALL your health, wellness & beauty essentials. Self-Care IS Healthcare. My all natural therapeutic blends are "life giving miracles in a bottle" 
 
My custom 100% natural therapeutic wellness serums may fill the gap for preventative... see more healthcare. As a Certified Clinical Holistic Health Practitioner, serving specific underserved communities; my online emporium affords unlimited access to EVERY-BODY. And, my wellness blends have been called "Life Giving Miracles In A Bottle". To my clients, I am known as the Fountain Of Youth Guru(TM) and the #oilwhisperer. I AM Honored to serve those with dis-ease in their body temples. Your Health IS Your Wealth. Make Yourself YOUR #1 Investment.

 
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Today, I want to turn the spotlight on our relationships. Whether you like it or not, our health, well-being, food and exercise choices are very often related to the people that surround us. Husbands, wives, children, friends, co-workers, parents, in-laws, even our pets. 
 Although more general... see more in nature, this quote nicely sums it up: 
"Almost all our sorrows can be traced to relationship with the wrong people and our joys to relationships with the right people." 
John C. Maxwell, "Talent is Never Enough"
Multiple social and behavioral studies describe the effect called mirroring. Whether consciously or not, we often mirror other people's behaviors, and that extends to food behaviors as well. 
Have you ever caught yourself reaching for something you don't usually like, just because your friend was having it?  
Here’s a sobering statistic:
For about 85% of female ProCoach clients, relationships are the number one cause of their troubles with eating.
Not “lack of motivation”. Not “lack of willpower”. Not “laziness”. Not “poor nutritional knowledge or kitchen skills”. Not “gluttony”.
Relationships. 
 Sometimes we fall into disordered eating almost by default — simply by copying what people around us are doing.
Can you think of any behaviors - helpful or harmful - that you've picked up from people close to you, or that they have caught from you? 
Do you recognize any of these people around you: 
 The MismatchYou move in with a tall, skinny guy. He works a physical job, and you work at a desk all day. You eat what he eats. Years later, he goes to work wearing his high school jeans, and you've changed your wardrobe multiple times over the years. 
The ProviderYou care for your family and want their approval. Food is love, you think. You cook what they enjoy, and indulge in it heartily, as a way of showing affection. Plus, the kids love pizza night, right?
The Food Pushers"Oh just have one bite! You're always on some stupid diet!" Whether at a party, an office social, a bar mitzvah, or breaking the Ramadan fast, people sometimes push us to eat more or differently than we would like. Hey, everyone else is doing it, so it must be a good idea!
The Food ClubWe all have friendships where bonding happens over a coffee and cake, or a couple of drinks and some nachos. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying food and the occasional martini with our friends. But some of those friendships can turn into unholy and unhealthy pacts: I won’t notice you getting fat if you won’t notice me getting fat. And often, women bond over mutual self-criticism — “Ooh, I’m so fat!” “No, I’m fatter!” If you’re getting off that track by making positive choices (and you are, right?), others can feel defensive.
If you suspect that your relationships are contributing to unhealthy eating, it’s time to figure out what you can do to change that.
Firstly, take some time to think about how certain relationships in your life affect your food, drink and exercise choices.
Map out who are the people that help you reach your health and fitness goals and who are the people that hinder your progress. 
It can be overwhelming to focus on all relationships at once, so today concentrate on just one relationship. 
Is there any way you could make that particular relationship just a little bit better?
For example, can you start meeting your friends in places that serve healthier, yet still delicious, meal options? Start small and see how it goes. 
Before I go, I wanted to mention the other side of thinking about relationships.   
Have you ever thought about how your behaviors affect other people around you? 
It can be very motivating to realize that our actions can positively or negatively impact our loved ones. 
When you reach your health and fitness goals, how is that going to affect your relationships, with your spouse, kids, parents? 
How will they benefit from you succeeding at your challenges? 
 
If you need help getting motivated, figuring things out and learn how to navigate around cravings, give me a shout.
I can help you learn new habits that will support your health and wellbeing as well as everybody around you. 
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Knowledge comes from learning. Wisdom comes from living - Anthony Douglas Williams. #knowledge #learning #wisdom #wellness #inspiration #empowerment #personalgrowth #goodvibes #spirituality #holisticunited
 
 
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The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed - C.G. Jung. #holisticunited #connection #soulmates #inspiration #consciousness
 
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You know that for most of us, food is so much more than just fuel. We eat for many reasons other than keeping ourselves alive. 
Some of those reasons are healthy and positive. Some of them are less so.
For instance:
Some of us look for the comfort, soothing, and physical pleasure that we aren’t... see more getting from our relationships.
Unlike certain people, food is undemanding. It’s always there for us and it lives to give.
Overeating is often a welcome release in a life that is full of commitments, obligations, responsibilities, and demands from others.
Some of us try to protect ourselves by eating (or not-eating). Some of us “stuff” ourselves with food to help us “stuff” our emotions.
Eating can distract us from conflict or take the place of self-assertion and direct confrontation. 
On the other hand, people overeat in not only stressful, but the happiest of situations.
 You can easily fall into a trap of finding reasons to celebrate just so you can overeat and say "It's a special occasion, I can have this" or "I'm celebrating, it's worth having it". 
But we needn’t call a psychiatrist every time we catch ourselves with our hands in a cookie jar. The source of our disordered eating isn’t always pathology. Sometimes it’s just a matter of habit.
The good news?
 We can address our past hurts and unmet needs. We can change our habits.
If you are unsure what's the difference between physical and emotional hunger read this. When you understand the difference between those two, you will be able to control it better.  
Then, try these 5 tips below and see if they help with your emotional eating.  
1. Understand that food does not solve problems. 
Having a tub of ice cream because you feel heart broken will not mend the heart.
Eating or drinking provides a temporary distraction and a dopamine (pleasure hormone) release but often leaves us feeling worse than before. 
Dopamine's main goal is to make us pursue happiness, not to make us happy.
We often mistake the experience of wanting for a guarantee of happiness. 
As humans, we find it nearly impossible to distinguish the promise of reward from whatever pleasure or pay off we are seeking.
The promise of reward is so powerful that we continue to pursue things that don't make us happy, and consume things that bring us more misery than satisfaction. 
Having extra piece of chocolate because you think that, that 9th piece is finally going to hit the spot, or fill the hole that the 8th piece quite couldn't. 
 2. Work on finding non-food-related ways to deal with stress, and emotions in general. 
Life is full of stress and struggles. It always will be. If you are hoping to wait for the time when life will be less stressful so you can get on with your diet, you will be waiting for a loooong time. There is always going to be hurdles and new challenges to tackle. That's the curse but also the beauty of life. 
Some of the most effective strategies to relief stress are: exercising, praying, reading, listening to music, meditating, yoga, walking outside, spending time with friends. 
Some of the least effective strategies are: shopping, gambling, smoking, drinking, eating, stuffing the Web, playing video games, watching tv for more than 2 hours.  
3. Distract yourself. 
When you start to feel an eating/drinking desire coming in: leave the kitchen, go for a walk, go upstairs, cuddle with your pet, call your friend, pick an item on your chores list and do it.
Put physical distance between yourself and the object of your desire. 
4. Set a timer. 
When that urge comes - set a 5 or 10 minute timer and wait. If the urge is still there, go for it. If it went away - right on. Even if you still cave in, you are more likely to eat/drink less than before, as your actions will be less automatic and more rational. 
5. Try meditating. 
Studies show that people who meditate have more self-control. Even 5-minute daily meditations seem to work very well to help people be more mindful when eating and drinking. 
 
Have more questions on emotional eating or building new habits that can help you overcome it - let me help you. 
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#Enlightenment, #joy and #peace can never be given to you by another. The well is inside you - Thich Nhat Hanh. #holisticunited #empowerment #spirituality #goodvibes #mindfulness
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WISE WOMAN WELLNESS: THE TRICK IS TO JUST KEEP BREATHING! "Use EVERY experience as an opportunity to understand, grow & expand"
By Monica Bickerstaff, MSJ, CChP Certified Clinical Holistic Health Practitioner & Fountain Of Youth Guru(TM)
In a world where everything has been so chaotic of late,... see more it's important to take a time out... EXHALE and give thanks for the resiliency of your spirit!

During times of stress, we can restore our spirits and rejuvenate our faith, and energies with the healing practice of aromatherapy, and by BREATHING!
Aromatherapy is both an art and a science. It is rooted in the healing practices of ancient civilizations. Essential oils were used more than 4,000 years ago in Egypt, India and the Middle East. Inspired by the traditional medicines of these cultures, the healing science of aromatherapy employs fragrant plant/flower extracts for treatments. Essential oils work their physical, emotional and psychological wonders by interacting with the olfactory nerves, or entering through the skin; thus, affecting the limbic system in the brain. In these ways, they reach the bloodstream directly. Once they are absorbed, the oils enter the lymphatic and blood capillary systems, benefiting circulation as well as the sinuses and lungs.
So, when you feel that you've lost hope, when you're overwhelmed with anxiety or extreme emotion and when you can't remember what's on your "to do" list, or even where you left it last, be sure to remember...BREATHE the spirit of giving. Aromatherapy can help you restore your inner peace. By combining this practice with faith, when life totally spins out of control, you can remember to stop, INHALE and EXHALE... literally smell the roses...your senses will thank you!
SHOP MY ALL NATURAL BEAUTY & WELLNESS ESSENTIALS HERE: www.squareup.com/store/…
***BIO***: Monica Bickerstaff is YOUR Fountain Of Youth Guru(TM)! As the host/creator of “Ask The Aromatherapist w/ Monica Bickerstaff; BlogTalk Radio’s #1 aromatherapy wellness program, Monica is a Certified Clinical Holistic Health Practitioner with expertise as a Certified Aromatherapist, Master Herbalist and a Traditional Chinese Medicine Energy Healer.
This Ivy League "Vassar Girl" reached her first mega-success as an Award-winning Journalist & documentary producer for network TV. She began her scientific study and received her certification of practice from New York’s Flynn School of Herbology. She then furthered her scholarship at The New York Open Center where she graduated with distinction and was awarded a clinical rotation with OB/GYN and Traditional Chinese Medicine Naturopath Dr. Jonathan Lu. Her love of everything essential oils began at the age of 4 under the "apron straps" of her 100-year old Nana; who still preaches "vim, vigor and vitality" as the elixir to a long and happy life. Monica has a passion and intuitive gift for blending healing essential oil remedies with love. "There are not enough beautiful words in the universe to describe Monica, so people do yourself a favor and experience one of her healing blends. You will be so glad you did" Carol G.
To learn more about Monica and her belief in mind-body-spirit synergy; and to explore her proprietary essential oil blends for your healthy lifestyle; SHOP ONLINE HERE: https://squareup.com/st…
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Dr. George Roth the developer of Matrix Repatterning, demonstrates the Matrix technique to practitioners. Matrix Repatterning is an effective, lasting, pain-free and drug-free treatment option for creating optimal health and well-being.

 
#MatrixRepatterning #wellness #painfree #optimalhealth #well-being... see more #DrGeorgeRoth #health 
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The key to #growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of #consciousness into our #awareness - Lao Tzu. #wellness #inspiration #personalgrowth #mindfulness #holisticunited
 
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HOLISTIC "WHOLE-SUMNESS": SACRED WAYS TO HONOR YOUR BODY-JOY! by Monica Bickerstaff, MSJ, CChP
 
Self-Care IS Healthcare! NOW is the time for you to set new intentions for your Health & Longevity. Don't wait until those tiny whispers in your ear about dis-ease in your body temple turn into SCREAMS....it... see more is too late then....INVEST IN my 100% ALL NATURAL BEAUTY & WELLNESS ESSENTIALS...TO-DAY!
1. Ground yourself You cannot be fully present in your life if you are only in your head. It is important to be connected to your body and your spirit to gain full access to your power. In the words of Shonda Rhimes "DANCE IT OUT!"

2. Honor Your Feelings If you get stuck in the “shoulds” there is a lack of connection and the energy level goes down. When fear is present, give your inner child a hug.
3. Look for the joy in the present Look for the simple things that make you smile. Appreciate what you do have: stop focusing so much on what you do not have. Speak only words of harmony.
4. Acknowledge yourself as valuable and then treat yourself with the care that you would give to a valuable person You will naturally notice a greater willingness to let go of unhealthy, destructive behaviors or growth inhibiting relationships of all kinds.
5. Take small consistent steps towards achieving your goals Break your goals down into doable action steps. Commit to 5 minutes of meditation, do 10 sit-ups/pushups. Save ... see more __item_content_more__.00 a week in a savings jar.
6. Get support Know that you do not have to do everything yourself. Connect to a supportive community. Find an exercise partner. Hire a coach. Get a venting partner.
7. Be aware of your negative gremlins…and find ways to deal with them Negative voices in our heads create stress and make it harder to move forward. It is important for you to be the internal traffic controller- Learn to be a master of your mind. Get help if you need it.
8. Let Spirit be the CEO of your life The past is over and NOW is the time when you co-create your future. The Divine may have bigger plans for you so always add “this or something better” when setting goals.
 
***BIO***: Monica Bickerstaff is YOUR Fountain Of Youth Guru(TM)! As the host/creator of “Ask The Aromatherapist w/ Monica Bickerstaff; BlogTalk Radio’s #1 aromatherapy wellness program, Monica is a Certified Clinical Holistic Health Practitioner with expertise as a Certified Aromatherapist, Master Herbalist and a Traditional Chinese Medicine Energy Healer. This Ivy League "Vassar Girl" reached her first mega-success as an Award-winning Journalist & documentary producer for network TV. She began her scientific study and received her certification of practice from New York’s Flynn School of Herbology. She then furthered her scholarship at The New York Open Center where she graduated with distinction and was awarded a clinical rotation with OB/GYN and Traditional Chinese Medicine Naturopath Dr. Jonathan Lu. Her love of everything essential oils began at the age of 4 under the "apron straps" of her 100-year old Nana; who still preaches "vim, vigor and vitality" as the elixir to a long and happy life. Monica has a passion and intuitive gift for blending healing essential oil remedies with love. "There are not enough beautiful words in the universe to describe Monica, so people do yourself a favor and experience one of her healing blends. You will be so glad you did" Carol G. To learn more about Monica and her belief in mind-body-spirit synergy; and to explore her proprietary essential oil blends for your healthy lifestyle; SHOP ONLINE HERE: https://squareup.com/st…
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IS BROKEN HEART SYNDROME REAL? By Monica Bickerstaff, MSJ, CChP
YES, IT IS! You can die from a broken heart! I’ve actually been sitting on this writing for a minute now; it’s been dancing around my spirit teasing me to release it. I guess in my own way, I’ve been waiting on the “right time.”... see more Not wanting to "push" anything on anyone if it doesn't apply..And now, with the series of deaths due to heart attacks; that we’ve seen play out in the news; over mere weeks and with personal losses and grief…NOW, is the time for this piece. <3
You CAN Die From a Broken Heart…the actual term is Broken Heart Syndrome; also called stress-induced cardiomyopathy or takotsubo cardiomyopathy. It can strike even if you’re healthy. And it strikes young & old, men & women, black, white, brown, yellow, blue and green…seriously, Broken Heart Syndrome suffers no prisoners. And the wiser we grow in years(age) the more difficult it is to “bounce back.”
Women are more likely than men to experience the sudden, intense chest pain — the reaction to a surge of stress hormones — that can be caused by an emotionally stressful event. It could be the death of a loved one or even a divorce, breakup or physical separation, betrayal or romantic rejection. It could even happen after a good shock (like winning the lottery.)
Broken Heart Syndrome may be misdiagnosed as a heart attack because the symptoms and test results are similar. In fact, tests show dramatic changes in rhythm and blood substances that are typical of a heart attack. But unlike a heart attack, there’s no evidence of blocked heart arteries in Broken Heart Syndrome.
In Broken Heart Syndrome, a part of your heart temporarily enlarges and doesn’t
pump well, while the rest of your heart functions normally or with even more forceful contractions. Researchers are just starting to learn the causes, and how to diagnose and treat it. The bad news: Broken Heart Syndrome can lead to severe, short-term heart muscle failure.
The good news: Broken Heart Syndrome is usually treatable. Most people who experience it make a full recovery within weeks, and they’re at low risk for it happening again (although in rare cases in can be fatal).
What To Look For: Signs and Symptoms The most common signs and symptoms of broken heart syndrome are angina (chest pain) and shortness of breath. You can experience these things even if you have no history of heart disease.
 
***BIO***: Monica Bickerstaff is YOUR Fountain Of Youth Guru(TM)! As the host/creator of “Ask The Aromatherapist w/ Monica Bickerstaff; BlogTalk Radio’s #1 aromatherapy wellness program, Monica is a Certified Clinical Holistic Health Practitioner with expertise as a Certified Aromatherapist, Master Herbalist and a Traditional Chinese Medicine Energy Healer.
This Ivy League "Vassar Girl" reached her first mega-success as an Award-winning Journalist & documentary producer for network TV. She began her scientific study and received her certification of practice from New York’s Flynn School of Herbology. She then furthered her scholarship at The New York Open Center where she graduated with distinction and was awarded a clinical rotation with OB/GYN and Traditional Chinese Medicine Naturopath Dr. Jonathan Lu. Her love of everything essential oils began at the age of 4 under the "apron straps" of her 100-year old Nana; who still preaches "vim, vigor and vitality" as the elixir to a long and happy life. Monica has a passion and intuitive gift for blending healing essential oil remedies with love. "There are not enough beautiful words in the universe to describe Monica, so people do yourself a favor and experience one of her healing blends. You will be so glad you did" Carol G.
To learn more about Monica and her belief in mind-body-spirit synergy; and to explore her proprietary essential oil blends for your healthy lifestyle; SHOP ONLINE HERE: https://squareup.com/st…
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Today, I want to turn the spotlight on our relationships. Whether you like it or not, our health, well-being, food and exercise choices are very often related to the people that surround us. Husbands, wives, children, friends, co-workers, parents, in-laws, even our pets. 
 Although more general... see more in nature, this quote nicely sums it up: 
"Almost all our sorrows can be traced to relationship with the wrong people and our joys to relationships with the right people." 
John C. Maxwell, "Talent is Never Enough"
Multiple social and behavioral studies describe the effect called mirroring. Whether consciously or not, we often mirror other people's behaviors, and that extends to food behaviors as well. 
Have you ever caught yourself reaching for something you don't usually like, just because your friend was having it?  
Here’s a sobering statistic:
For about 85% of female ProCoach clients, relationships are the number one cause of their troubles with eating.
Not “lack of motivation”. Not “lack of willpower”. Not “laziness”. Not “poor nutritional knowledge or kitchen skills”. Not “gluttony”.
Relationships. 
 Sometimes we fall into disordered eating almost by default — simply by copying what people around us are doing.
Can you think of any behaviors - helpful or harmful - that you've picked up from people close to you, or that they have caught from you? 
Do you recognize any of these people around you: 
 The MismatchYou move in with a tall, skinny guy. He works a physical job, and you work at a desk all day. You eat what he eats. Years later, he goes to work wearing his high school jeans, and you've changed your wardrobe multiple times over the years. 
The ProviderYou care for your family and want their approval. Food is love, you think. You cook what they enjoy, and indulge in it heartily, as a way of showing affection. Plus, the kids love pizza night, right?
The Food Pushers"Oh just have one bite! You're always on some stupid diet!" Whether at a party, an office social, a bar mitzvah, or breaking the Ramadan fast, people sometimes push us to eat more or differently than we would like. Hey, everyone else is doing it, so it must be a good idea!
The Food ClubWe all have friendships where bonding happens over a coffee and cake, or a couple of drinks and some nachos. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying food and the occasional martini with our friends. But some of those friendships can turn into unholy and unhealthy pacts: I won’t notice you getting fat if you won’t notice me getting fat. And often, women bond over mutual self-criticism — “Ooh, I’m so fat!” “No, I’m fatter!” If you’re getting off that track by making positive choices (and you are, right?), others can feel defensive.
If you suspect that your relationships are contributing to unhealthy eating, it’s time to figure out what you can do to change that.
Firstly, take some time to think about how certain relationships in your life affect your food, drink and exercise choices.
Map out who are the people that help you reach your health and fitness goals and who are the people that hinder your progress. 
It can be overwhelming to focus on all relationships at once, so today concentrate on just one relationship. 
Is there any way you could make that particular relationship just a little bit better?
For example, can you start meeting your friends in places that serve healthier, yet still delicious, meal options? Start small and see how it goes. 
Before I go, I wanted to mention the other side of thinking about relationships.   
Have you ever thought about how your behaviors affect other people around you? 
It can be very motivating to realize that our actions can positively or negatively impact our loved ones. 
When you reach your health and fitness goals, how is that going to affect your relationships, with your spouse, kids, parents? 
How will they benefit from you succeeding at your challenges? 
 
If you need help getting motivated, figuring things out and learn how to navigate around cravings, give me a shout.
I can help you learn new habits that will support your health and wellbeing as well as everybody around you. 
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Knowledge comes from learning. Wisdom comes from living - Anthony Douglas Williams. #knowledge #learning #wisdom #wellness #inspiration #empowerment #personalgrowth #goodvibes #spirituality #holisticunited
 
 
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There is a voice that doesn't use words. Listen. #intuition #motivation #inspiration #empowerment #personalgrowth #goodvibes #spirituality #positivity #mindfulness #holisticunited
 
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According to McKay et al. (2001), Braun, (1999) & Gerber et al. (1998) UP TO 70% of people have persisting symptoms of pain and instability after a simple ankle sprain - rehabilitation is important once an ankle sprain has occurred and should not be overlooked as insignificant!
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A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture & transform! Happy International Women's Day! #internationalwomensday #iwd2017 #transformation #positivity #personalgrowth #spirituality #selflove #holisticunited
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Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self - The Bhagavad Gita. #wellness #inspiration #empowerment #personalgrowth #goodvibes #spirituality #positivity #gratitude #yoga #mindfulness #holisticunited
 
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